CANNES, FRANCE (AFP) – In his now conventional no-show, movie legend Jean-Luc Godard failed to show up for Friday’s (May 11) premiere of his new film on the Cannes movie pageant.
It is the third time since 2004 that the reclusive Swiss-French director has snubbed the world’s prime movie pageant, additionally staying away in 2010 and 2014.
In distinction, two different contenders for the Palme d’Or prime prize from Iran and Russia are determined to attend however have been banned from travel by their governments.
Four years in the past, Goddard blamed mysterious “problems of a Greek type” – on the top of the euro disaster – for protecting him away from the premiere of his Film Socialism.
His new movie, The Image Book, has obtained a decidedly lukewarm response, with New York Times critic Matthew Anderson calling it an “incomprehensible mash-up of poor pictures and choppy sound”.
Godard introduced later that he would give a news conference on the movie by FaceTime Saturday (May 12), a way famously utilized by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the course of the failed coup there in 2016.